Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is a Bureau of the City of Portland, Oregon that manages the city parks, natural areas, recreational facilities, gardens, and trails. The properties, which occupy a total of more than 10,000 acres (4,000 ha). The bureau employs a total of 4,366 employees as of March 4, 2019. 3,752 are casual, 559 are regular and the remainder are other categories.
The development of Portland's park system was largely guided by the 1903 Olmsted Portland park plan.
Following a City Council decision, smoking, vaping and marijuana use have been entirely banned since July 2015 in all Portland city parks and nature areas.
- "City of Portland Demographics Dashboard". March 4, 2019.
- Andrew Theen | The Oregonian/OregonLive (2015-02-19). "No smoking allowed: Portland City Council approves smoking ban for city parks, nature areas". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
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